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Arrma/Hobbico Vs Traxxas Settled?

Discussion in 'General Chaos' started by Steve, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    I'm hearing chatter the Arrma/Hobbico Vs Traxxas lawsuit was settled?
    So far the rumor/whisper mill is saying Arrma will cease production of products with the "lay-down" style shocks.
    I've turned up nothing concrete on Google searches.
    Of course, if they settled out of court, the terms would most likely be confidential.
    Anyone else hear anything?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
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    The Schumacher Top Cat was released in 1988 and is one of many designs over the years that has used lay down shocks. If it is true, not sure why ARRMA would agree to that since it would eliminate some of ARRMA's best performing/selling models.

    Best regards,
    Brian
     
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    Maybe it's also the way in which they mounted them? Not just the fact that they lay down? I'm just throwing ideas out there as to why it may be an infringement on their design.
     
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    Oh no this Formula 1 car is using a similar shock setup as the Revo, Traxxas should sue them too.
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    Here's a Tamiya car with lay down shocks.
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    Another Formula 1 car.
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  5. Steve

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    Here's a Google search: "traxxas lawsuit hobbico settlement" with the pic below of the results.
    When I click the link, I get a "sight can't be reached" message.
    Notice the part underlined in the pic.

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    You know I didn't see Team Associated sueing HPI when HPI released the Firestorm, without the body on the Firestorm looks very similar to the RC10T4.

    HPI Firestorm

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    RC10T4

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    It is actually pretty funny how many parts for each of those trucks are interchangeable.
     
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    I guess the real question is, did Traxxas patent the shock geometry? If so, who knows, they may license it to Hobbico. After all, Microsoft did patent the "Page Up" and "Page Down" keys in 2008 despite Xerox having them on a keyboard in the mid-seventies.
     
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    Try buying a big rock, fazon or nero. Awsome products. Not available. Thanks Traxxis.
     
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  11. Speedbuggiesrule

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    Traxxas is just pissed Arrma made their stuff look inferior....
    Because it is.
    Ever looked at a Nero and erevo side by side?? No comparison! The Nero is obviously of higher quality. I've not owned either of them but looked at both in the shop the other day.
     
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    Yup, Traxxas was jelly that Arrma made a much better product, that just happened to have a shock layout that is similar to theirs.

    Like I said in the other thread, you don't have to make a better product than your competitors you just have to have deeper pockets and better lawyers.

    Maybe instead of suing everyone Traxxas should listen to its customers and fix the problems with their own products. Then maybe they would actually be able to compete with Arrma.
     
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    That's awesome.... it reminds me of the darknight- mobile
     
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    For an Arrma Forum, we sure are talking a lot about Traxxas nowadays. I love my Kraton and I also love my Xmaxx, which by the way Traxxas at first advertised as unbreakable, boo hoo e. I may be done with Traxxas, not because I don't like their products, but because of their spiteful lawsuit against hobbico. Traxxas is advertised as the best-selling RC out there, but it does not mean they are best in quality. All of us Bashers all know that there is not an RC truck out there we cannot break. Was out bashing 3 weeks ago, a total of 4 Xmaxx showed up, only mine went home Unbroken
     
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    Traxxas was taken over by the accountants. They doesn't care about anything but $$. They spend more money on advertising than Product Development/Improvement.
     
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    Well I was not going to buy a traxxas before and I am sure not going to buy one now. I will make sure any one that asks me, knows not to even look in that direction.
     
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